Masterpiece Theatre is airing The Secret Life Of Mrs. Beeton tonight. It's as close as PBS gets to a lurid tell-all about the first lady of home economics, Isabella Beeton.
UPDATED: Thanks to Anonymous who expressed my feelings quicker than I could get them typed! You can read the book on which this program was based if you are curious about the blend of fact and fiction. My heart broke at Mrs. Beeton's children's deaths. In an era when similar women would recline on the fainting couch from depression, I admire her gumption. I especially enjoyed the kitchen scene where she and her housekeeper attempt turtle soup!
Vickie at Turkey Feathers has more commentary on the program.